FU*K 2016: Musicians We Love Honor Musicians We Lost In Stellar NOLA Performance [Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Sammi GarettGreg SandersonChris BrouwersShane AllenDrew Sayers On Sunday, April 30th, members of Turkuaz, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, and many more gathered onstage in the heart of New Orleans to send a simple message…”FU*K 2016!” While last year marked an era of divisiveness, most of us were able to agree on this sentiment. From the ugly, insult-driven presidential election, to the endless outbreaks of violence around the globe, it seemed like every time you turned around there was more bad news to process. The general shitty-ness of of the last calendar year hit the music world particularly hard. From David Bowie in early January to George Michael on Christmas day, last year seemed to take amazing artists from this Earth at an alarming rate. Thankfully all things, bitter and sweet, come to an end. And luckily for us, the talented “FU*K 2016” lineup (led by Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead) came together to celebrate the joy created by these amazing performers rather than quietly lament their loss, and turned the giant lemon that was 2016 into funky lemonade!As the “FU*K 2016” band gathered backstage at the venerable Howlin’ Wolf making their final plans, the pedal steel guitar strains of openers RumpleSTEELskin, a Revivalists side project, warmed up the crowd admirably. Ed Williams has always been a lightning rod for attention at Revivalists shows thanks to his dramatic style of play, often rising to his feet and bending his instrument as well as the string in wild displays of passion. Williams commanded the crowd on the mic as well, joking about the band’s lack of preparation and sad inability to even name their tunes with remarkable charm. Though they may have lacked some of the more standard Revivalists bells and whistles, they, more than made up for it with a stellar performance featuring a wonderful two-song sit-in from another “sacred steel” player, the good Dr. himself: Roosevelt Collier. After attributing a few of their instrumentals to the “Late Brittany Spears” in jest, they closed with a bombastic take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Dazed and Confused” that left the already-packed house reeling and ready for the fun yet to come.The eager audience didn’t have long to wait as the battle-tested Howlin’ Wolf crew reset the stage with an efficiency born from hundreds of nights of practice. There was barely an inch to spare when the final player took the stage and the clarion call to party, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” kicked off the parade of classic hits from the fallen of 2016. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) shouldered the lion’s share of the lead vocal duties, singing with passion and charisma. As Divinsky wound through classics from Earth, Wind & Fire and Leon Russell, he showcased the range and presence that made him one of the most in-demand sit-in performers of the 2017 Jazz Fest late night circuit.The pair of George Michael covers in the middle of the set (“I Want Your Sex” and “Freedom!”) and the Prince deep cut that followed (“Sexy Dancer”) proved to be one of the tightest segments of the night, the whole room getting down to the deep, funky grooves. The double talk-box keyboard battle between Joey Porter and Steveland Swatkins on “Freedom” was worth the ticket price in itself. When it came time to honor the Purple One, the almighty Prince, the architects of the performance chose to go for the deep cuts, hitting a pair of under-appreciated gems from his unfathomably large catalog instead of more predictable popular hits.Of course, that didn’t mean that the talented lineup was afraid to take on the iconic tunes. The powerful ensemble tackled a pair of Parliment-Funkadelic tracks in honor of the late Bernie Worrell, including “Mothership Connection” and “Starchild,” before finishing the main set with a roaring rendition of the infectious Tower Of Power track “What Is Hip” for the late Mic Gillette. Revisiting the Earth, Wind & Fire catalog and the radiant spirit of Maurice White one last time for an encore of “In The Stone,” the musical collective kept the pedal pressed to the floor for one last burst of love and respect.With the recent losses of luminaries like Butch Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton, we have already seen the beginnings of what could well be another year of heart-breaking losses. Thankfully, as the “Fu*k 2016” tribute showcase remarkably illustrated, there is a positive to be found in these troubled circumstances: We can choose to celebrate the lives of these fallen friends rather than lament their losses. For one night in New Orleans, the spirits of the artists we lost in 2016 returned to life on the stage. But if we keep these memories alive in our hearts, then those that gave us so much in life will live as long as the stars themselves.Below, you can watch full video of “FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost” below courtesy of videographer John Peckham of ConcertCasters, and view a gallery of photos from the incredible night of music via photographer Jeremy Scott:SETLIST: FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy ScottLet’s Dance[1], Shining Star[4], Tell Me[3], How Long Do I Have To Wait[3], Delta Lady[6], You Got To Funkifize[9], Off The Wall [8], I Want Your Sex[7], Freedom![7], Sexy Dancer[2], Ballad of Dorothy Parker[2], One Nation Under A Groove[5], Mothership Connection[5], What Is Hip[9]Encore: In The StoneIn memory of: [1] David Bowie; [2] Prince; [3] Sharon Jones; [4] Maurice White; [5]Bernie Worrell; [6] Leon Reussell; [7] George Michael; [8] Rod Temperton; [9] Mic Gillette (Tower of Power)“Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” Artist LineupMichelangelo CarubbaJoey PorterGarrett SayersLyle DivinskyCraig BrodheadShira Elias Danny MayerSteveland SwatkinsKhris RoyalMaurice “Mobetta” BrownNate Werth FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy Scottlast_img read more

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New Man Utd signing reveals agreement with other club

first_img Read Also: JUST-IN: Lionel Messi could stay at Barcelona until 2021 “There was Madrid, Barça, Juve, Arsenal…in March everything was ready for him to go to Real Madrid, but with the pandemic everything was postponed. The clubs have no income. The whole scene changed.” A fee had been agreed for around the same price United have paid however, the Dutchman is excited to start his new challenge in England after developing through Ajax from a child. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Signing with the Manchester club for a fee of €40 million with €5 million in add-ons, which is the equivalent of £40 million in total, Van De Beek will become an integral cog into United’s new-look midfield. With reports of the Dutchman being thoroughly impressed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Solskjaer being the only manager to directly talk to him, Van De Beek quickly signed on the dotted line. Loading… Donny Van De Beek has revealed that he had agreed to join a different club at the start of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic made the deal fall through. The Dutchman has joined Manchester United for a deal that will total up to £40 million if add-ons are met. Manchester United have had quite the affiliation with Dutch players. From the likes of Jaap Stam, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Edwin Van Der Sar, and Robin Van Persie, Donny Van De Beek will be hoping to have as much of an impact as his fellow countryman did at the club.center_img He will also take the #34 shirt at United to commemorate his long-time friend, Abdelhak Nouri. However, he nearly joined a different club, and would currently be there if the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t happen. According to his agent Sjaak Swart, Van De Beek had an agreement in place with Real Madrid to join this summer. “There were many clubs interested in Van de Beek,” Swart told Marca. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Clubs gearing up for Tipp Senior Football quarter-finals

first_imgKelly knows his team will have to be at their best to advance to the semi final stage of the competition.He says Thomas McDonaghs will want to give a good account of themselves – but wants his side to go into the game in a relaxed manner. Thomas McDonagh’s selector Eamon Kelly is wary of the threat Killenaule pose in this Sunday’s County Senior Football Quarter Final.The North combination will be seeking to cause an upset against the South Champion’s when the sides meet in Templemore next weekend.Killenaule are in a strong run of form having topped their group in the competition and beating Clonmel Commercials in the South decider last month.last_img

New gorilla exhibit opens today at L.A. Zoo

first_imgGRIFFITH PARK – Evelyn pounded her chest, then leaped toward onlookers at the Los Angeles Zoo. That’s when 10-year-old Nathan Bird Alexander found himself nose to nose with a 160-pound gorilla. “She was pounding on her chest and ran and pounded on the glass,” said Nathan, of Glendora. “It was very exciting.” L.A.’s gorillas are back. After four years in the Rockies, their $19million Campo Gorilla Reserve opens today in what promises to be a premier zoo attraction. Divided into two tropical habitats for six western lowland gorillas, the reserve has already generated buzz this week among a stream of early visitors. “Come back! Come back!” yelled Andrew Sung, 3, of Valencia, as Kelly, the zoo’s 450-pound silverback, bared his humongous bottom. “We want the gorilla!” Four years ago, the zoo’s great apes were packed off to the Denver Zoo to escape barren outdated grottoes. This summer, they returned to lush new digs – a steep hillside of hibiscus, palms, pomegranates and ferns. Overhead, water drips from craggy cliffs. At night, the gorillas can retire to a private ape hotel behind the exhibit. There was Evelyn, the 31-year-old redhead darling of the ape stage. While in Denver, she took up painting and became famous for her works of art. There was Kelly, the 20-year-old silverback and lord of the L.A. Zoo. And there was 23-year-old Rapunzel, shyest of the family brood. While in Denver, Kelly and Rapunzel bore Glenda, a 3-year-old bundle who loves to ride on her mother’s back. There were also Hasani, 13, and Jabari, 10, two half-brother bachelors from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. To view them, visitors now wind down a misty path to peer through five viewing areas – including two made of glass – into family and bachelor habitats. “It’s great to see the gorillas return to the L.A. Zoo,” said John Lewis, its general manager. “It’s a great addition: We hope that people will enjoy and learn more about what’s going on with the gorillas.” But what’s going on isn’t great. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are an estimated 94,000 endangered western lowland gorillas left in the wild, with recent surveys indicating a 56percent decline because of poaching and disease. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, of which the L.A. Zoo is a member, manages 235 gorillas as part of a species-survival program. The Campo Gorilla Reserve completes the zoo’s Great Ape Forest, making it one of the few zoos in the nation to house three species of great apes: gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans. The three-quarter-acre reserve was funded by voter-approved Proposition CC bonds, city funds, and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, which raised $7.5million. “Campo Gorilla Reserve’s magnificent beauty and its extraordinary environment for the zoo’s six gorillas far exceed our expectations,” GLAZA President Connie Morgan said in a statement. In the next four years, the zoo plans to open exhibits for golden monkeys, pachyderms, reptiles, amphibians and insects, and a rainforest of the Americas. This week, GLAZA members observed one of man’s closest relatives in advance of today’s grand opening. Kelly, snoozing on his side before awakening to drag his knuckles across the grass. Evelyn, pounding on the glass. Glenda, bounding onto Rapunzel’s back. And Hasani and Jabari hunting sweet potatoes hidden in the brush. Downwind from the largest of all primates was a pungent and musty smell. Every few seconds, a “hot wire” popped to prevent their escape. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had any poop thrown at me,” joked Nanci Lewis, 54, of Redondo Beach, who took time off from work with her fianc to photograph the apes and see their new exhibit. “I think it’s fabulous. We want to go to Africa on our honeymoon. Until then, this is the spot.” [email protected] 818-713-3730 — WANT TO GO? For information about the Los Angeles Zoo, call 323-644-4200, or go to lazoo.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more